The Romanian Air Force (Forțele Aeriene Romane – FAR) mobilised its fixed-wing air mobility assets to airlift urgent coronavirus supplies from Germany and Turkey on 24 March.
A Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules and a Leonardo C-27J Spartan transport aircraft from the 901st Squadron and 902nd Squadron respectively took part in the mission to airlift medical equipment from the country’s two NATO allies directly to Bucharest.
The FAR has four C-130B aircraft that it has used for transport operations since they were first received secondhand in 1996, as well as seven C-27Js it acquired new from 2010. Both types are located at Bucharest-Otopeni Air Base.
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